Declaration of intention for Enrico Fermi

12/2/1939

Enrico Fermi, an Italian-born scientist, declared his intention to become a U.S. citizen on December 2, 1939. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 and moved to America in 1939 to work at Columbia University. Later, he built the first experimental nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago in 1942. “Fermium,” the 100th element on the periodic table, is named after him.

National Archives - Great Lakes Region (Chicago), Records of District Courts of the United States


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